By Atmore News Staff
Former Atmore News ad salesman and sportswriter Josh Frye is moving on up in his new career, as one of the most recent projects of which he was a part has raised some eyebrows in the movie industry. Josh was a production assistant on Jesus Revolution, a small-budget movie by Alabama-born Jon and Andrew Erwin that targets Christian audiences. The movie, shot in Mobile and along the Gulf Coast, had by the end of last week grossed more than $52 million in ticket sales in the U.S. alone. Josh is currently working as locations production assistant on Spring Break 3, which is being shot in Daphne, Fairhope and Mobile. It is set for broadcast Sunday, April 30, on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.
Escambia County High School basketball standout Stephen Williams — who at 6 feet, 8 inches can play either forward or center — has added another honor to the long list he and his brothers have created for the school’s hardcourt program. Stephen was selected for the 15-player South All-Star boys team in the annual North-South showdown set for July, reportedly becoming only the second player in school history so chosen. (Frank Taylor was selected in 2006.) He will be on a South team that also includes high-scoring Baker guard and Auburn commit Labaron Philon, who was named Mr. Basketball for the 2023 season.
Oldies but goodies
Nashville songwriter-recording artist Ricky Crook of Atmore seems to enjoy moving his music into the digital age while paying tribute to the sounds of the analog age. Online sales of Ricky’s newest songs, like “Honky Tonk Stomp” and “I Can Bring Her Back,” are reportedly steady, and older tunes like “You Can’t Wrap Your Arms Around a Memory,” “One More Beer” and “In My Truck” are rebounding and contributing to the musician’s overall success. A sure sign that the country singer has moved into the digital age came when he streamed a recent performance live on TikTok. His songs are available on just about any music streaming service for 99 cents (plus tax) each.
John David and Candace Maria Dorriety celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary this week. According to postings on the couple’s Facebook pages, they “enjoyed a wonderful dinner in celebration.” The couple’s daughter, Lexi, and Lexi’s boyfriend stayed home to take care of the couple’s youngest child, Zach, so their parents could observe the milestone. Candace posted that she and John David, who live in Warner Robins, Ga., are “still rocking and will …till the wheels fall off.”
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